Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You will buy a variety of goods and services as an office business, from paper to computers to catering and cleaning services.
You can reduce the environmental impact of the goods and services you purchase. You could also reduce your costs by following green or sustainable procurement principles.
Consider the environmental impacts during the full life cycle of a product or service when buying, including:
Before buying any goods, consider first whether the product or service needs to be bought at all. Can your purchasing policy help your business develop as part of the circular economy?
Manage your purchases to minimise their environmental impacts
SEPA Special Waste Consignment Notes – updated position, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is now accepting special waste consignment notes (SWCNs) by email only.
DAERA Waste Policy Tracker, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published a Waste policy tracker to stay informed of waste policy developments.
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